Todd Akin sparked more outrage today as video emerged of the Missouri U.S. Senate candidate attributing the cause of the Great Depression to allowing women to vote.

A video published by an investigative journalist in France shows Akin at a 2006 closed door Club for Growth meeting in which he claims that the passage of the 19th amendment precipitated the worst economic depression in modern history.

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In a move to monetize its $8.5 billion dollar purchase of Skype, Microsoft executives have confirmed to The Daily Currant that it will be the splitting the popular video-chat software into 14 separate versions.

As it seeks to expand beyond its core Windows segment, the Redmond, WA based software behemoth will apply its tried-and-true strategy of releasing crippled versions of its products and forcing users to pay for an upgrade.... Read More →

 

Michele Bachmann Wants to Ban FalafelMinnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann courted controversy today by claiming that falafel and other "jihadi foods" should be banned from school lunches in the United States.

In an interview with local television station KSTP in Minneapolis, Bachmann explained that after visiting a local elementary school she was shocked to find that falafel - a fried vegetable patty popular in the Arab world - was being served as a option on the vegetarian menu.... Read More →

 

The National Football League announced today that it was seeking to end its labor dispute with its striking referees by asking NFL fans to donate to a special fund designed to help pay their salaries and pensions.

The referees have been on strike since the beginning of the NFL season three weeks ago, and since that time America's most prestigious sporting league has used replacement officials brought in from the XFL, a long defunct rival, and the Lingerie Football League.... Read More →

 

In its continuing effort to keep potential rivals off of its lucrative mobile platform, Apple Inc. announced today that it will soon be replacing the i/OS Facebook app with a new app that only connects to Myspace.

Starting December 1st Facebook's app will be removed from the App Store. All existing Facebook apps for iPhone and iPad will automatically be converted to Myspace apps. If users wish to connect to Facebook instead of Myspace, they will have to do so through the Safari browser.... Read More →

 

2011 was a fantastic year for comedy in film. From crowd pleasing studio pictures like Bridesmaids to quirky independent fare like Submarine talented actors, directors, writers, and crew produced laughs the whole year through.

We at The Daily Currant have scoured the world to find the 12 funniest movies released in 2011. If you're looking for a good laugh, look here first.
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Yesterday the magazine Mother Jones unveiled a leaked video tape that showed U.S. Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney asserting that 47% of the country would never vote for him because they are "victims" who are "dependent on Obama" and don't take responsibility for themselves.

Today the controversy widened further with the impending release of a new portion of the video in which Romney unloaded on America's Hispanic population, claiming they are "losers" and "freeloaders" who are only in the United States to claim welfare benefits.

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American Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan claimed today that he won a silver medal in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona.

The Republican congressman from the state of Wisconsin revealed this hitherto unknown achievement when asked by an ABC News interviewer why he has never served in his nation's armed services.

Ryan responded by saying that although he deeply respects the millitary, he was too busy serving his country by training for the Olympic triathlon competition to consider joining himself.... Read More →

 

Swiftly reacting to yesterday's death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has offered to fly to "Labia" personally and shoot the "America-hating Labian Moslem Extremists."

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed yesterday during an attack on America's consulate in Benghazi, the principal city in the eastern half of Libya. It is the first time since 1979 that an American ambassador has been killed in the line of duty.... Read More →

 

U.S. Congressman Todd Akin waded further into controversy today when during a Q and A he suggested that there are disproportionately few women in public office because women have smaller brains than men.

The exchange took place at a busy town hall event in St. Charles, Missouri, where Akin was continuing his quixotic quest to unseat U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

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Malcolm Tucker - the former director of communications in the U.K.'s last Labour government - has been arrested in the tiny village of Graceville, Florida follwing an incident with a local shopkeeper in which he reportedly swore 47 times.

The 54 year old Scotsman was holidaying in the nearby resort town of Panama City Beach, and became lost while driving to find a better signal for his Blackberry.... Read More →

 

Pauline Marois - the incoming separatist  premier of the Canadian province of Quebec -  has sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding that the national government provide every Quebec resident with a free supply of gasoline for life.

The 28 page document explains that her government considers access to fuel "a fundamental human right" and plans on giving away 1000 liters of gasoline every year to every man, woman and child in the largely French speaking province.

If the national government cannot pay for the program, Marois says she will have no choice but to call for a referendum on Quebec sovereignty.... Read More →